Highlanders vs Chiefs



  • I enjoyed the win but coming third in the NZ conference could be worse than fourth. Would you rather play the Canes/Saders or Rebels in your first knockout game?



  • Ownage



  • @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    Chiefs really need to not blow this bonus point

    But they do. Disgraceful really from 42-0

    Dudes from Auckland should be veeerrry careful with their adjectives



  • @mariner4life said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    Chiefs really need to not blow this bonus point

    But they do. Disgraceful really from 42-0

    Dudes from Auckland should be veeerrry careful with their adjectives

    Blues being crap doesn’t mean other teams get away with pissing away bonus points



  • @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    22-45. Lots of points, not a lot of quality

    There was some great quality. Some rubbish too, but some very good play in first half.

    ALB and Messam showed class. ALB especially was working hard on getting his hands past the tackle to set those outside him free. Just the kind of distribution that cracks defences.

    Messam looks like he would still do a proud 60 minutes in black. So much better than Luke of the Whitelocks.

    Was a very good game from Messam, but the defence from both sides was very poor at times. That’s what I was referring to regarding the lack of quality.

    Was basically a game of touch



  • @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    22-45. Lots of points, not a lot of quality

    There was some great quality. Some rubbish too, but some very good play in first half.

    ALB and Messam showed class. ALB especially was working hard on getting his hands past the tackle to set those outside him free. Just the kind of distribution that cracks defences.

    Messam looks like he would still do a proud 60 minutes in black. So much better than Luke of the Whitelocks.

    Was a very good game from Messam, but the defence from both sides was very poor at times. That’s what I was referring to regarding the lack of quality.

    Was basically a game of touch

    I disagree. You sound like Stephen Jones. Yes, defensive lapses, but many were caused by created situations or good lines. Chiefs were quite clinical in making the right decisions at speed in the first half. That makes any defence look poor



  • @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    22-45. Lots of points, not a lot of quality

    There was some great quality. Some rubbish too, but some very good play in first half.

    I disagree. You sound like Stephen Jones. Yes, defensive lapses, but many were caused by created situations or good lines. Chiefs were quite clinical in making the right decisions at speed in the first half. That makes any defence look poor

    Missed tackles, slow line speed, lethargy from the Clan. It was laughable, even the Clan fans on the thread were getting stuck into them

    When they upped their effort in the second half the Chiefs scored three points.



  • @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    22-45. Lots of points, not a lot of quality

    There was some great quality. Some rubbish too, but some very good play in first half.

    I disagree. You sound like Stephen Jones. Yes, defensive lapses, but many were caused by created situations or good lines. Chiefs were quite clinical in making the right decisions at speed in the first half. That makes any defence look poor

    Missed tackles, slow line speed, lethargy from the Clan. It was laughable, even the Clan fans on the thread were getting stuck into them

    When they upped their effort MMac came on in the second half the Chiefs turned to shit.

    FIFY



  • @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    I enjoyed the win but coming third in the NZ conference could be worse than fourth. Would you rather play the Canes/Saders or Rebels in your first knockout game?

    Tahs beat the Rebels on Friday to pretty much wrap up the Aussie conference.



  • I'm not going to repeat comments but that was a truely bizarre game to watch.

    What I will say is, why do teams think they will be able to get away with a 7-man scrum? The odds are you will be under pressure, particularly on your own defensive feed. The first objective has to be to stop conceding a turnover at the source. The Chiefs gifted the Highlanders a try but doing exactly that when they had two loosies locking the scrum. Dumb.



  • @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @tim said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @nepia said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    L Whitelock

    Brain worms are the only explanation for picking him ahead of Ioane.

    Akira on the line saves two trys last night, Lucky Luke gets a yellow card and lets in a million trys.

    It was a pretty marginal yellow though. Looked like it was a knock on in the tackle.

    (though I think he was offside anyway, and with all the PK's that might have been enough for a YC)

    Nah, he was on his knees and slapped the ball down. Was dumb.

    Ball was out of the ruck though I thought. Him being on his knees is neither here nor there. I didn't think he slapped the ball.

    Oh well I will just have to wait for the replay (fat chance of me watching that).

    Err. Yes it is. Can't play the ball off your feet



  • @bones said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    If the rest of the team could lift their efforts to within a mile of Hemopo and Thomas we might be in this.

    Thomas?



  • @booboo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @tim said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @nepia said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    L Whitelock

    Brain worms are the only explanation for picking him ahead of Ioane.

    Akira on the line saves two trys last night, Lucky Luke gets a yellow card and lets in a million trys.

    It was a pretty marginal yellow though. Looked like it was a knock on in the tackle.

    (though I think he was offside anyway, and with all the PK's that might have been enough for a YC)

    Nah, he was on his knees and slapped the ball down. Was dumb.

    Ball was out of the ruck though I thought. Him being on his knees is neither here nor there. I didn't think he slapped the ball.

    Oh well I will just have to wait for the replay (fat chance of me watching that).

    Err. Yes it is. Can't play the ball off your feet

    You can make a tackle though.



  • @booboo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @bones said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    If the rest of the team could lift their efforts to within a mile of Hemopo and Thomas we might be in this.

    Thomas?

    Rob Thomson aka Rob Thomas aka Matchbox 20.



  • @booboo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @kirwan said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @tim said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @nepia said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    L Whitelock

    Brain worms are the only explanation for picking him ahead of Ioane.

    Akira on the line saves two trys last night, Lucky Luke gets a yellow card and lets in a million trys.

    It was a pretty marginal yellow though. Looked like it was a knock on in the tackle.

    (though I think he was offside anyway, and with all the PK's that might have been enough for a YC)

    Nah, he was on his knees and slapped the ball down. Was dumb.

    Ball was out of the ruck though I thought. Him being on his knees is neither here nor there. I didn't think he slapped the ball.

    Oh well I will just have to wait for the replay (fat chance of me watching that).

    Err. Yes it is. Can't play the ball off your feet

    Well my memory of Antiques Roadshow is better than that of the game last night, but I thought he was trying to make a tackle of the player with the ball and his hand contacted the ball as a pass was attempted.

    It is technically true that a player off their feet cannot make a tackle, but in my humble opinion it would take a very officious referee to penalise the player in that instance with one knee on the ground.

    Having said all that, I think he was pretty clearly offside in the redzone after a number of team PK's and the YC was deserved for his being offside. In fact that was what I thought it was for until the ref made his secondary signal.



  • @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    I enjoyed the win but coming third in the NZ conference could be worse than fourth. Would you rather play the Canes/Saders or Rebels in your first knockout game?

    I would not want to play the Waratahs in Sydney in the first round of the playoffs.



  • @damo said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    @crucial said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    I enjoyed the win but coming third in the NZ conference could be worse than fourth. Would you rather play the Canes/Saders or Rebels in your first knockout game?

    I would not want to play the Waratahs in Sydney in the first round of the playoffs.

    Especially if Glen Jackson is reffing....



  • Finally finished tape!

    Best game from Messam for yonks. Excellent. Thought Weber was sharp and had the better of Nugget for much of game. Chiefs inside backs (DMac/Ngatai/ALB) looked good. DMac a bit erratic as always, mixture of good and bad. Ngatai quality, maturity great to have at 12 (but think DMac may have only have passed to him once?). ALB very good. Alaimalo razor sharp.

    For clan Sopoaga ran some great lines and used short ball well (DMac take note). Much better with replacement front row on. Frizzell injected some energy and threw himself around. Try well deserved.

    Disjointed match and hard not to feel Chiefs rested on their laurels after blowing Clan away.



  • Not a lot being said about DMac. Thought he was the pick of the 10s this weekend. Led his team brilliantly.



  • @bones said in Highlanders vs Chiefs:

    Not a lot being said about DMac. Thought he was the pick of the 10s this weekend. Led his team brilliantly.

    Not surprising. DMac is usually only mentioned in a positive light, just so the writer can then point out the other reasons why they don't like him and don't want him near the AB's.


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